Professional Workshops 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Monroe, 390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Success through Self-Management: Hands-On Strategies for College and Work-Bound Students with ASDs

Carole Deitchman, M.A., BCBA

This workshop will present an overview of self-management planning with practical take-away strategies that can be taught during the school years to promote independence and later success in college and work environments. Strategies will be discussed for implementing self-management training at the individual and classroom levels. Both low-tech and high-tech examples of self-management procedures will be demonstrated including visualization, self-instruction, self-monitoring, and self-reinforcement. Methods to recruit and utilize self-management partners will be offered. Strategies will be provided to address a wide range of skills including time management, money management, stress management, organization, homework completion, as well as college and workplace social skills. Examples of recording forms and checklists will be provided, and useful websites and iPod® applications will be reviewed. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to describe:

  • Critical elements of self-management planning
  • Benefits of integrating self-management training into the curriculum
  • Effective use of self-management partners
  • Self-management strategies that promote academic and workplace success
  • How to integrate everyday technology into self-management plans 

The Assessment of Functional Living Skills

Michael Mueller, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Individuals of all ages must learn many functional living skills in order to successfully participate in a wide range of home, school, and community activities. Created by Stimulus Publications and Partington Behavior Analysts, the publishers of the ABLLS®-R, the new Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) is a criterion-referenced assessment comprised of a guide and unique assessment modules: basic living skills, home skills, community participation skills, school skills and additional modules currently in development. This workshop will detail what skills are included in the AFLS, where and how to assess, and how to incorporate the results into a functional skills instructional program for learners of any age. Video examples will illustrate ways to keep individuals motivated to participate in these lessons. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to describe:

  • The importance of these skills throughout the lifespan
  • Functional skills necessary in home, school, and community settings
  • When and how to assess of functional skills in a variety of settings
  • How to use the results of the AFLS to select functional skills to teach
  • Instructional strategies for teaching functional skills

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